How To Deal When You Want To Leave But Your Partner Wants To Work It Out

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Show compassion, but don’t become a hostage

When initiating a breakup, it’s important to be compassionate. Just because you’ve decided that you don’t wish to continue in the relationship doesn’t mean that your partner is no an enemy or that they are any less deserving of human decency. At the same time, you should not allow yourself to become a prisoner of your compassion. In other words, not wanting to hurt your partner isn’t a good enough reason to stay. You deserve to be happy and if leaving is something that you feel you need to do for yourself, you should do that.

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